PSA screening today: four points of view in the NEJM

This week’s issue issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes four perspective articles on the recent draft recommendation about PSA screening issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). … READ MORE …

Another eminent urologic oncologist on the USPSTF recommendation

The following editorial commentary related to the USPSTF recommendation was published on Friday, October 13, 2011 on the UroToday web site and is reproduced here with the permission of UroToday. The commentary was written by Alan Wein, MD, … READ MORE …

One expert clinician’s very public opinion about the USPSTF recommendation

Readers might want to read an article by Ralph de Vere White, MD, the Director of the UC Davis Cancer Center at the University of California Davis in Sacramento, California. Dr. de Vere White is a respected urologic oncologist known to have a strong commitment to shared decision making with patients on issues of cancer risk and management. … READ MORE …

USPSTF delays November meeting (and decision on prostate cancer screening)

According to a story on today’s Wall Street Journal Health Blog, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has canceled a meeting originally scheduled for November 1-2, when it was expected to re-vote on recommendations regarding the use of prostate cancer screening. … READ MORE …